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Old 12-17-2008, 04:29 PM   #11
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If they were stored properly, vacuum or inert gas packed and in a freezer, you should see little to no reduction in AA%.

That looks like a good score OP. I payed $30 for that same pack of Galena around April.
According to beersmith, it depends on the hop type. They have a good tool in their software that goes by storage method and temp stored at. I would use this calculator on any hops over a year old.


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Old 12-17-2008, 04:49 PM   #12
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I am holding out hope, but I had to break down and buy hops at the LHBS that were from 2007 so I could brew last night because I need to transfer it to dry hop while I am gone for Christmas and couldn't wait any longer.

When/If they come, I will be very happy. I am at 10 days and counting, so by your experience, I should get them any day now.
Mine definitely took more than 2 weeks, could have been nearly 3 even. He ships them surface mail (which is why shipping is so cheap), but they came vacuum packed in good shape. I got the sense from my e-mails with Ray that he gets everything together for several people's orders before he sends stuff, so that is probably part of the delay. I'm pretty sure it was part of the delay for mine.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for my Cascade hops and your order!


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Old 12-17-2008, 04:56 PM   #13
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Mine definitely took more than 2 weeks, could have been nearly 3 even. He ships them surface mail (which is why shipping is so cheap), but they came vacuum packed in good shape. I got the sense from my e-mails with Ray that he gets everything together for several people's orders before he sends stuff, so that is probably part of the delay. I'm pretty sure it was part of the delay for mine.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for my Cascade hops and your order!
Ahh, that adds a little more to the puzzle. He told me that he sends out shipments twice a week and that it takes 2-9 days. He told me that last Tuesday the 9th.
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Just make sure to stay away from user sunburst66. I order 1.5 pounds the other week and still have not received the hops and cannot get him to respond to any emails
I also ordered 1.5#'s from this seller and waited two weeks, no hops. I e-mailed him and he said sorry they went out today. Another week and a half go by and I finally received 0.5 pounds. I waited another few days and e-mailed him asking where the rest of my won auction was. He said sorry I must have sent them to someone else by accident, for your trouble I'll send another 1.5#'s! Another two weeks have gone by so I e-mailed him last night asking where the balance of my order is. Still hoping this turns out for the best. Of the original 0.5#'s I received I used 3 oz's for dry hopping and they smelled great!

At this point I'd have to say I probably won't be ordering from this seller again.
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I also ordered 1.5#'s from this seller and waited two weeks, no hops. I e-mailed him and he said sorry they went out today. Another week and a half go by and I finally received 0.5 pounds. I waited another few days and e-mailed him asking where the rest of my won auction was. He said sorry I must have sent them to someone else by accident, for your trouble I'll send another 1.5#'s! Another two weeks have gone by so I e-mailed him last night asking where the balance of my order is. Still hoping this turns out for the best. Of the original 0.5#'s I received I used 3 oz's for dry hopping and they smelled great!

At this point I'd have to say I probably won't be ordering from this seller again.
Yeah, I am sitting at 12 days since I paid him and have not received anything. Also, I received one replay 9 days ago, but have sent 3 emails since then for a tracking number and have not got any response. I don't know what this guys problem is. I am brewing tomorrow and needed the hops I ordered from him. My LHBS is like $5/oz and their from 2007 to top it off. So I am going to get raped this weekend at the LHBS because I don't have these hops.......again.
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Honestly, I would rather pay more for good hops than buy on ebay. I got a pound of centennial of ebay last year that was horrible... Cheesy with yellow mold... Seller would not respond at all.

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Honestly, I would rather pay more for good hops than buy on ebay. I got a pound of centennial of ebay last year that was horrible... Cheesy with yellow mold... Seller would not respond at all.
Well lesson learned I guess. I just hope next years crops pick it up a bit and we don't have to pay out the nose for them.

Although I am hoping to grow my own next year, but can't expect too much in the first year.
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I can get hops around here for about 2.50/oz, so I'm happy enough. I just ordered 3 lbs from Nikobrew that will last me for my american IPAs/PAs, etc...

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Old 12-20-2008, 12:06 AM   #19
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i bought 09's worth of hops today from freshops. 51 dollars for 20oz of darned near impossible to find hops a few weeks ago. sure, i will need some staple hops (willamette, ekg etc..), but these are all the bittering hops needed im thinkin... add that to a half lb of magnum and nuggets i have in the freezer....well, this is how im going to justify the purchase to SWMBO anyway
$2.50 an oz for simcoe, amarillo, chinook is not bad at all these days it seems.

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Honestly, I would rather pay more for good hops than buy on ebay. I got a pound of centennial of ebay last year that was horrible... Cheesy with yellow mold... Seller would not respond at all.
Yea I realize there is risk involved...the pics show the bags nicely vac packed in the mylar bags so we will see??

My LHBS gets 2.75 / oz. At those prices and quantities, when i buy there it reminds me of my younger days buying bags in the back woods hah!

Maybe i'm lucky, I've bought a boat load of various stuff on ebay and never been disappointed.

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